Kerry Wood strikes out Jeff Bagwell May 6, 1998

It Was 20 Years Ago Today…


Today is the 20th Anniversary of Cubs’ pitcher Kerry Wood’s 5th major league start. Against the Houston Astros at Wrigley Field, he struck out 20 batters, a National League record. Watch Kerry Wood buckle Hall of Famer Jeff Bagwell‘s knees on this third strike. WC, of course, is a huge Cubs fan. There aren’t a…

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Eamus Catuli for 2017


Hey Ernie, Let’s play two. Two baseball posts in one day, that is. Besides, this is too cute not to pass along. Eamus Catuli is is very bad Latin for “Let’s Go Cubs.”  Well, more like “We go for the young whelps,” but the Romans had only limited contact with American baseball. The Lakeview Baseball…

Genuine Wrigley Field bleacher seats and 1906 replica jersey

WC Has Been Here Before


The Cubs and clinch the National League pennant tonight by beating the Dodgers. That would set the first four digits of the Eamus Catulli counter to zeroes. That would be for the first time since before WC’s parents met. WC spent some time in his bleacher seats, purchased at the 1983 remodel of Wrigley. WC has…

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Eamus Catuli AC0069106


It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone. You count on…

How to Have a Perfect Evening


Sometimes, even in the middle of the week, you can have a perfect evening. First, your baseball team shuts out the opposing team in a sudden-death playoff. That’s right, the Chicago Cubs defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 to advance to the National League Divisional Series. Cubs’ ace pitcher Jake Arrieta shut down the Pirates’ offense,…

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Another Reason to Be a Fan


WC, of course, is a Cubs’ fan. Everyone is entitled to a little masochism. And this season the Cubs are pretty awful. Every now and then they’ll flash a little class and impress you, but mostly it’s been a long year of long losing streaks. Five losses in a row, seven losses in a row.…